Friday, March 26, 2010

In 1978 girls panties with “Edward” written on them in marker meant something very different. 

There is this terrific site called The Selvedge Yard whose job it is to find awesome old photos and show them to you.

This is a shot from Biker Week in Daytona in the Mid-'70s and may need to be a Porchsleeper single at some point:
Number 1
Big ups to Flickr user Futternut

cherry bomb
(nice shirt there Dakota)


Some Old Floyd shows popped up on this thread.
Point me at the Sky and let me fly.


This twerpy hearththrob duplicated himself and sings a medley of TV shows with some nice harmonies:


A really fun Van Halen story and photos from a guy who hung with them in 1978 when he was 15.
"I was so excited. Edward Van Halen was my world. He was just a kid, 22 maybe. I was 15 but I felt like I was 12. He scratched an autograph in the back of the bit, put some teeth mark in it, and then I asked, ‘How do you play the intro to “I’m The One”?’ He played in on the V. Mike and I were fucking amazed. I asked him, “Am I doing this right?” And I played the solo to “On Fire”. He told me to hold on, opened up his Haleburton metal suitcase. We noticed he had girls panties with “Edward” written on them in marker & pulled out a Danelectro neck & guitar body & a screwdriver. He put the guitar together then and there & strung it up."


Hey everybody!


Thanks Goody
Thanks David
Thanks PJ

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Nick Drake 

Some cool photos of Nick Drake:




Photo by Flickr user Jef Aerosol

Photo by Flickr user jenn l.

Photo by Flickr user oddsock

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Photo by Flickr user tone777


Thanks The Big Picture
Thanks The Selvedge Yard

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

What Alex Chilton Means To Me 

I am certainly not the world's first, biggest or [anything] Big Star fan, but I am truly sorry that Alex Chilton has died.

"The Letter" by The Box Tops
(which Alex Chilton sang when he was 16 goddamn years old)
The Letter - The Box Tops

"Cry Like a Baby" by The Box Tops
(You heard it on oldies station in your Mom's car)
Cry Like A Baby - The Box Tops

"September Gurls" covered by The Bangles
(You stole the "Different Light" tape from your sister's boom box because you wanted to learn
the dance to "Walk Like an Egyptian" bit you ended up liking this song the best but didn't know why)

September Gurls - The Bangles

"In the Street" by Big Star
(This is the song you like from the beginning of "That '70s Show")
In The Street - Big Star

"Alex Chilton" by The Replacements
(I'm in love/With that Song/I'm in love/What's that song?")
Alex Chilton - The Replacement...

"Thirteen" by Big Star
(You heard this on a Maxell 90 minute High Bias Cassette mix tape I made for you)
Thirteen - Big Star

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Monday, March 15, 2010

Fresh Pots!! 

Dave Grohl has a serious jones for coffee, as is detailed in this 2 minute behind-the-beans documentary.

Let it be know that "Fresh Pots!" will make it into my vocabulary startiiiiiiiinnng NOW.


Thanks David

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Facing the (Free) Music 

A couple of interesting articles about the current state of digital music on "On The Media" from NPR. (Transcripts and free MP3 downloads).


The dawn of Napster and the current digital market talking about Napster, the RIAA, Rhapsody, Spotify, Imeem, iTunes, with Tim Quirk [Too Much Joy/Rhapsody] and Eliot Van Buskirk [Wired] among others.

Two decades of Sampling talking with Girl Talk, Hank Shocklee and Duke Law professor James Boyle.

Live music costs and Ticketmaster consolidation talking about the Stones touring in 1975 compared to bands today.

What do "Charts" mean today? talking with Greg Kot, a guy from and a guy from Billboard. Ok Go and new promotions come into conversation. Also, an interesting concept about "Songs Per Band:"
ERIC GARLAND: One of the things that we've looked at for a number of years is something that we call “songs per fan.” How many songs from this artist is the average fan interested in? You know, an artist like the Dave Matthews Band, if someone is interested in one song, they are likely interested in more than five songs. I chose that example because that’s a very elite club. You know, I would put the Beatles in that company.

But let me put the question to you, if you look at the top of the airplay charts, the top of the sales charts, how many songs, on average, do you think people are interested in from those artists? Remember that the number can't fall below one, right? It’s about 1.1.


How artists are making money today talking with Amanda Palmer [Dresden Dolls/$19K richer thanks to Twitter].

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Friday, March 12, 2010

Creepy Russian Singer Shreds 

You may have seen this weird Russian singer "Trololo" clip before, and you may have seen those Shred videos, but you've never seen them in the same room, yes?

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Angry Rooster Confronts Nickelback 

I may not have posted this before but this video of a rooster being mad at Nickelback makes me laugh until my eyes make tears of laughing hilarity.
That rooster fucking hates Nickelback.

Terrific Song:


This showed up on Craigslist recently:

Mar 1, 2010 ... Porch Sleeper - m4w - 26 (Cuyahoga Falls) ... Your neighbor ordered pizza Thursday but I saw you were asleep on your enclosed porch when I got there. I got off an hour after that and went back. you were still asleep. I squatted down and watched you for an hour and a half, your dog came out and barked at me and made me run away when he woke you up.

If you felt the connection too what color was my hoodie? If you cant remember sleep on your porch tonight, I come by every night to check.



All staples


Some old India Green jamz
From back in the day.


Have you been to
You will be welcomed, and you can do anything.


New Band of Horses album cover.


I hope the album is half this good.


Did you hear about BeaArthurMountainsPizza?
They totally ripped off SelleckWaterfallSandwich


88 mph


Thanks David
Thanks Steve
Thanks Justin
Thanks Kelly

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Saturday, March 06, 2010

Mood-Based Playlists 



StereoMood pulls from publicly available curated MP3 sites like Aurgasm, Pitchfork, Acquarium Drunkard, Gorilla vs. Bear and other sites too cool to follow, then their staff profiles them by moods and activities.

It's a pretty straightforward concept: You identify the mood (Sleepy, Spooky, Cool, Mad) or activity (Sunday Morning, It's Raining, Spring Cleaning) and push a button, it'll stream a radio station just for you.



PlaylistNow is a bit sketchier in that if you put in "I am tired" or "I am relaxing" it tries to find other playlists people have created that have that keyword in the title. So if you type in "I am way too drunk" it finds some stuff that matches those categories (based on some kind of similarity they've concocted).


I guess the issue I have with both of these solutions is that there doesn't seem to be any way to refine your lists. If my "Solitude" playlist comes back with all Contemporary Hip Hop and Disco tunes, there doesn't seem to be a way to filter out categories I might hate (or even focus on categories I might like), but at worst it is like a radio station that doesn't have commercials and *kinda* focuses on the mood or activity you might be interested in.

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